FSHS, LHS schedule blood drive competition
Lawrence High and Free State High School will have a High School Reunion Blood Drive for students and alumni from noon to 7 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. All donors will receive a coupon for a free burrito and a T-shirt.
Community Blood Center will track the number of donations from each school. The school with the highest number of donors will be the winner of the competition.
The blood center has encountered low blood collections the past several days and is having difficulty meeting the needs of hospitals it serves, including Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Donors must bring identification, be at least 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Please remember to eat well and drink plenty of fluids.
To make an appointment, call Community Blood Center at 843-5383.
Cottonwood offers free miniature golf
Lawrence residents will have a chance to meet individuals with disabilities and play a free round of miniature golf at the Cottonwood Mini Masters at 6:45 p.m. today.
People from the community will be paired with people who receive services from Cottonwood Inc. at the event, at the Twin Oaks Golf Complex, Kansas Highway 10 and County Road 1057.
Cottonwood Inc. is a Lawrence nonprofit organization that provides employment, residential and community support services to people with developmental disabilities.
Trophies will be awarded to individuals with disabilities at the end of the event, and an ice cream social will follow the miniature golf.
The Mini Masters is in conjunction with the Cottonwood Classic golf benefit on Friday.
Animal safety program on tap at Clinton Lake
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake will have a free program, "Being Safe Around Animals," at 8 p.m. Saturday at Stone Smokehouse in Bloomington Park.
Amy Tramill, Lawrence Humane Society worker, will talk about dog bite prevention and being a responsible pet owner.
The program is open to the public.
It will be canceled in the event of severe weather.